I’m joining in the global A-Z blog party today with an alphabet dedicated to learning how to write. Here are twenty-six fun, creative, tried-and-tested ideas that you can use with your children to help them enjoy their first steps in learning how to write. There are ideas here for sensory alphabets, making spellings fun, encouraging creative storytelling and bringing writing into your everyday imaginary play.
If you’re looking for a fun idea to get your child writing, try making a Zig Zag Book. It’s a great way to encourage beginners to have a go at writing. The format of the book is fun and quirky and lets them do lots of drawings, adding in a little writing too.
Kids’ writing :: make a zigzag book [Read more…]
We’ve hit on a winning combination this week and discovered a super fun way to encourage lots of reading and writing. Here’s how we’re using speech bubbles to bring giggles to learning to read and write.
5 reasons speech bubbles are great for learning to read and write [Read more…]
These stickers tales are lots of fun! They help children learn how to write a story and can give a great spark to their imaginations. I find they are especially good for reluctant writers and kids who love to draw. Here’s how we use stickers to write a story and make our very own books.
How to write a story :: sticker tales! [Read more…]
Here’s another idea in our recipes for play series, this time showing you how to make colored salt, which is great for sensory play and learning.
I’m always looking for ways to make our learning fun, so here’s a printable you can use for alphabet games, especially focused on the often-mixed-up letters b, d and p. It’s something I’m working on with my daughter right now, and with the addition of our hungry monsters, the learning is coming along with lots of giggles too.